The Psychedelic Walrus
, Jeff Archer
, acid rock
, ear candy
, mind candy
"The Psychedelic Walrus"
1. The Birth And Childhood Of The Psychedelic Walrus - (17:19)
2. The Premonition Of The Psychedelic Walrus (Electric Funeral) - (3:34)
3. The Return Of The Psychedelic Walrus - (7:02)
4. The Epiphany And Death Of The Psychedelic Walrus - (11:16)
Uncle Jim - Vocals
Paul Gagnier - Drums
Jeff Archer - Guitars, Bass, Mellotron
All tracks written by The Psychedelic Walrus except "The Premonition Of The Psychedelic Walrus (Electric Funeral)" which was written by Iommi, Butler, Osbourne, Ward, Gagnier, Archer, Uncle Jim
"The Psychedelic Walrus" is a rock opera inspired by late 1960's/early 1970's "Acid Rock". It was written and performed by the one-off band also titled "The Psychedelic Walrus". It chronicles the life and death of The Psychedelic Walrus.
The 4 pieces on the album were originally recorded "live" in stereo on Nov. 26th, 2010 at Paul Gagnier's house in Detroit, MI. These live tracks consisted of Paul Gagnier on drums, Jeff Archer on bass, and "Uncle Jim" on vocals. Jeff Archer later overdubbed electric guitars and Mellotron onto the initial "live" recordings at his own home studio to complete the tracks.
In keeping with the 1960's/70's "Acid Rock" spirit of the album Jeff Archer overdubbed his electric guitar and Mellotron parts using only amplifiers and effects that were modeled on those that were made in or before 1969.